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Latest posts by Matty2

What's for tea?

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 16:46

Today we are having pork chops, cabbage, potatoes etc. 

Today i put C...... Pudding fruit to soak in stout. had some apple and carrot left over so as experiment my pudding tonight will be carrot cake without the cake! - Cooked apple, grated carrot, few sultanas with orange juice and a  small amount of sugar and it is now plumping up sultanas.


Bupthalmum speciosum

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 16:11

I know, sounds like a spell from that boy Harry Potter!

I think I have one of these. This year it has grown rosettes of very large leaves but no flowers. On Google it says it is highly scented with daisy-like flowers which match the picture I have - on a seed packet. What I would like to know is is it a thug, If so how much of one. Should I keep. or dig up?? Any other information please.

Another name I think is Heart leaf Telekia

Fork Handles

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 14:10

It is difficult. I always go when i have the letter and get quite up tight about it. I do know a couple who have been picked up by the routine test. I think really it's a case of  take a deep breath, do it,  I think most women know their bodies very well and would recognise the need or not for action.

Hope that makes sense, it's something I feel strongly about.


Change of subject. It's now gone much darker and cold so I think maybe I won't be going out this afternoon.

Changed mind and going out to re-plant some things from yesterday.

Just put fruit to soak for C******** pudding

Fork Handles

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 13:52

I have used mycorhizal fungi on all shrub,tree and rose planting. I cannot honestly say it makes a difference as I do not know BUT with an old garden completely cleared, what was there before was not known. The fungi was recommended for that reason. Everything seems to be growing OK. Don't know if that's the fungi, the soil or thr brilliant gardener!!!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 12:21


Bright and sunny. Mild. Washing out garden this affternoon.

Fork Handles

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 12:12

Hello everyone. You have all been busy again. Taken me ages to catch up.

Hope the fairy put some clothes on Georg

We have builders on one side of us and tree surgeons on the other. Peaceful it isn't, still it should mean next door but one can have sun in their garden!

Have seen dentist today, ancient parent wrapped her dentures in a serviette and threw them away.! Bless. New ones modelled, loads of money to pay for them.

Holding area makes it sound like a 'cattle' market!!


Not had time to look at NY yet, will do in a minute. Looked aweful last night.

What's for tea?

Posted: 29/10/2012 at 17:02

we are having pasta chicken, chicken chopped up ina creamy cheese pasta sauce with assorted veggies. Can't remember whats in fridge, and for heat one of the chilles. Afters will be rest of blueberry and apple from yesterday.

Fork Handles

Posted: 29/10/2012 at 16:57

I think the eremurus must be about 15" across.  I thought of temporarily putting it in more or less empty rhubarb bed for winter, but if it doesn't like disturbnce.....

I do have a large tray I put pots in, in times of drought that it would fit in with compost, I have plenty of that, but to be honest I've never stored dahlias either.

Any more suggestiions.

Been watching sky news about NY. Now that's scarey!

Fork Handles

Posted: 29/10/2012 at 15:30

It has gone darker and darker and now the pain is coming thick and fast. We just got in with washing/tools in time.

OH has started digging the rest of the 'fairy' bed. It was grass - I can hardly call it lawn- really hard as we have clay.-, compacted etc. I sprayed grass ages ago so it is dead, so He is digging it in. Then will tip it with old potato bag compost and let the frost do its stuff.Planting in spring.

Problem - perhaps someone in cyber land can help- I bought a  large eremurus root to plamt in bed but now do not know what to do with it as bed nowhere near prepared.

Next door neighbours are offering pumpkin soup tomorrow!

Fork Handles

Posted: 29/10/2012 at 13:50

Apologies all, Just read my post and find so many  mistakes

My family say they don't understand half the texts I send - brain works quicker than fingers, Then eager to post so forget to check it.

Must do better!

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